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Warning Level Surf Expected up to 25 Foot Faces

February 1, 2017, 1:42 AM HST
* Updated January 31, 8:39 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Warning: North and east shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Marine Weather Statement: A large north-northeast swell will continue through Wednesday. This will impact Hilo harbor with moderate harbor surges and large breaking waves at the harbor entrance. Mariners should use extreme caution when entering or leaving port and when mooring or launching vessels.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Big Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be double to triple overhead in some spots today at good exposures along the northeast coast. The best spots could get up to 18 to 25 foot faces or more. North Kohala will be a bit smaller but still good size.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today.

South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today.

Our current northwest pulse will be down to traces Wednesday. That same storm which generated the northwest pulse has re-intensified and brought a large north-northeast swell which is expected to peak Wednesday and remain solid through Thursday before fading through the second half of the work week. Another small northwest is due in Friday / Saturday.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

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